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CS 2315: Computer Ethics

This course guide was created for Dr. Vicki Almstrum's CS 2315 Computer Ethics course

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Getting to know your topic

Background research is how you learn about your general topic. Below and on the Strategies page are some resources and strategies for you.  Background research tells you:

  • what is generally known about a topic, or
  • what is generally known about individual parts of your topic, or
  • what is generally known about the current conversation about your topic*. 

*This is not the deep dive into very specific journal articles.  This is much broader, and tells you more about your general topic - that way you know how to narrow down your research question to something that's a college-level research topic.

Topic Info: Outside Resources

Finding the right topic for your research paper can be tough!  But don't be afraid to look outside the box for interesting topics...and if you have a question about a website, ask me.  I'm happy to help.

See what other scholars and professionals are doing. Check out these podcasts.                                    

Topic Info: Library Resources

And here are some good topical encyclopedias and handbooks (they're ebooks!) that are not in Credo Reference: